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deceptive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deceptive

  1. 1 tending or having power to deceive in his deceptive answer about the vehicle's history, the salesman said that the used car had never been hit by another car Synonyms of deceptive beguiling, deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, fallacious, false, misleading, specious Words Related to deceptive artful, crafty, cunning, devious, foxy, guileful, shady, shifty, slick, sly, sneaking, sneaky, subtile, subtle, trick, trickish, tricky, underhand, underhanded, wily; inaccurate, incorrect, wrong; bewildering, confounding, distracting, perplexing, puzzling; ambidextrous, crooked, defrauding, dishonest, dissembling, double-dealing, duplicitous, faithless, fast, fraudulent, knavish, lying, mendacious, untrustworthy, untruthful; bogus, counterfeit, fake, feigned, forged, jive [slang], phony (also phoney), sham, spurious; insidious, perfidious, treacherous; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; artificial, backhanded, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, two-faced Near Antonyms of deceptive candid, direct, foursquare, frank, free-spoken, open, openhearted, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight; clarifying, elucidative, explanatory, illuminating; revealing, revelatory; honest, trustworthy, truthful Antonyms of deceptive aboveboard, forthright, nondeceptive, straightforward

  2. 2 given to or marked by cheating and deception a mail-order firm indicted for deceptive business practices Synonyms of deceptive bent [chiefly British], crooked, dishonest, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhandedWords Related to deceptive unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of deceptive conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of deceptive aboveboard, honest, straight



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